Charming is a Victorian Era Harry Potter roleplay set primarily in the village of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the non-canon village of Irvingly. Characters of all classes, both magical and muggle — and even non-human! — are welcome.

With a member driven story line, monthly games and events, and a friendly and drama-free community focused on quality over quantity, the only thing you can be sure of is fun!
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    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    11.10 Election update!
    11.07 We have Posting Wizards!
    11.06 A big announcement...
    11.04 Happy AC day!
    11.03 Banner time!
    11.03 Welcome to November!
    10.29 October is waning...
    10.17 Election 1887 campaign ledgers are up!
    10.16 Kayte's changed her (Charming) face!
    10.10 Congrats to September's PW winners Olive and Miri!
    10.03 An update on the Hogwarts ban...
    10.01 It's now October~
    December 1887
    SWP7 is live!
    12.01-12.24 Secret Swap
    12.02-01.06 Posting Wizard
    12.09 Hogwarts Hogsmeade Visit
    Pettigrew Annual Quidditch Party
    12.13 The 1887 MoM Election
    12.13-12.24 12 Days of Charming
    12.21 Christmas Dance
    And More!
    Vernon Avery
    In Character
    Full Name: Vernon Briar Avery
    Nicknames: --
    Birthdate: June 21st, 1858
    Current Age: 26
    Occupation: Dragon Restraint Officer
    Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
    Dogwood, ten inches, with a veela hair core. Stiff. Vernon's original wand was destroyed by a dragon when he was a bit tipsy. It was replaced in January of 1885:

    Aspen. 12 inches. Dragon Heartstring. Solid.
    Blood Status: Pureblood
    Social Class: Middle Class
    • Orson Avery, Grandfather [1800]
      Solaris Avery née Burke, Grandmother [1803]
      Cedric Avery, Uncle [1829-1880]
      — ----- Avery née -----, Aunt[1835]
      — Edith ---- née Avery, Cousin [1860], married with one child
      — Mercy ---- née Avery, Cousin [1865], married; no children
      Rowena Avery, Aunt [1832-1832]
      Isaac Avery, Uncle [1835]

      Patience Avery née Weasley, Mother [1838-1860]
      Summer Avery, Sister [1856]

      Tabitha Avery née Gamp, Stepmother [1843-1878]
      Winter Avery, Half-Sister [1866]
      Autumn Avery, Half-Sister [1868]
      Wilder Avery, Half-Brother [1870]
    • At six foot one, Vernon does not quite reach his father’s height, but shares the man’s broad build and still stands well over average. He is, however, plainly his mother’s son, with red hair and light eyes inherited from the Weasley bloodline. He favours comfort over fashion, though is not overly keen on wizarding robes. Age has not yet taken his physique, leaving him well-muscled, if rather decorated with small scars. He is right-handed.
    • 1858 | Vernon is the second child born to Clifton and Patience Avery, arriving on the summer solstice. He is quite plainly his mother’s son, a determined tuft of red hair appearing on his scalp from birth.

      1860 | Pneumonia takes his mother’s life in the spring. Not even two at the time, Vernon can remember neither her death nor her life, though even in his adult life wishes he had known more of her.

      1863 | A five-year-old Vernon meets the woman who would be his stepmother, Tabitha Gamp. Unsure what to make of the woman, his first act of magic sees him vanish her hair. Her horrified shrieks entertain him greatly, and he decides he quite likes her.

      1864 | October sees Clifton and Tabitha marry.

      1866 | In December, Vernon receives a younger sibling—Winter. Babies, the energetic lad promptly decides, are silly (and useless!) indeed, and he pays the infant little mind.

      1867 | Summer goes to Hogwarts, of which Vernon finds himself incredibly jealous. She is sorted into Hufflepuff.

      1868 | Autumn is born. At ten, Vernon is even less impressed with infants than he was before.

      1869 | At last, Vernon departs for Hogwarts! As his father and grandfather were, he finds himself sorted easily into Gryffindor, but does not immediately excel—or even succeed—in his courses. Determined not to disappoint his father, he eschews clubs in favour of extra studying but also detentions because those quickly rack up.

      1871 | Not wishing to tax himself academically, Vernon takes only one elective in his third year—Care of Magical Creatures. Much though he wishes to play quidditch, he doubts that he can keep solid grades on the house team, but does sign on as a beater for club quidditch.

      1874 | Summer graduates, and proves quite popular after her debut. Now in his sixth year, Vernon carries on with the courses befitting an auror, having decided to follow in his father’s footsteps—and worked damn hard to do so! Over Christmas, she confesses to Vernon that their father had turned away a suitor who had wished to court her. Vernon thinks his father is quite right in this, as time has seen him become quite protective of his sisters.

      CHARMS E

      1876 | Vernon completes his schooling with strong grades and is accepted into the auror training program.


      CHARMS O

      1877 | Vernon is excited to meet the man who has finally met his father’s laundry list of Ideal Suitor Characteristics, though quickly decides Summer’s beau is nothing special.

      1878 | Tabitha is out flying when a particularly abrupt storm rolls in; she falls from her broomstick to her death. An adult, Vernon is able to mourn for his stepmother, and his grave distress at her passing reflects his sorrow in losing both. That September, Winter starts at Hogwarts.

      1879 | Finished with his training, Vernon is now a full auror.

      1880 | Vernon’s uncle Cedric dies on the job in Egypt. Autumn leaves for Hogwarts. The fall sees Vernon begin mentoring a third year trainee—and good friend of his. Given this closeness, he is absolutely devastated when his trainee dies on the job just before the new year. Rashly—as can be his way—he leaves the aurors altogether, deciding a desk job would be much safer. This leads to a substantial rift between he and his father which does not ease for almost six months, at which point Vernon admits he had been an idiot.

      1881 | Cousin Edith marries. Vernon can tell that Summer is beginning to give up hope that she will ever be married; while he previously agreed with his father’s scrutiny, he knows his sister is not young anymore, and does not wish her to become a miserable spinster. Finding life in the beast department to be an utter bore (though none of his friends die there), he decides to occupy himself with a new challenge: studying to become an animagus.

      1884 | Cousin Mercy marries. Vernon is ecstatic to hear that his department is looking for dragon restraint officers, and immediately signs up. His previous work experience as an auror makes him a strong candidate, and he is granted the position.

      Detailed personality later, yo!
    Sample Roleplay Post:
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    Out of Character
    Name: Kayte
    Age: 23
    [Image: adpFrVq.jpg]
    even if vernon wasn't sexy, his ladyset would be <3

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    We also have a newly developed buddy system. If you are new to Charming, you will be contacted by your assigned buddy within 48 hours. Once initial contact is made, you can decide whether you'd like to continue to participate in the buddy system or if you'd prefer to figure things out on your own.

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    Thanks for deciding to join us, we hope you have a blast! :D
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